Transportation is the number two largest expenditure for the American family weighing in at an average of $7,658 spent each year. That is roughly 12.2% of total yearly earnings for a typical middle class family. Transportation can be anything from buying a car (and keeping it running) to taking the bus to hopping a flight overseas. Who knew simply getting around cost so much? Well, we do now. So, the question becomes: how can we cut our travel costs?